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Our Supporters

LCH is a local nonprofit with 501c3 status. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), LCH receives federal support to provide quality, extensive health and community services. However, more than half of our annual budget must be raised by philanthropy.

With the support of the community, foundations, businesses, and individuals, LCH changes lives.  From volunteering to donating, each effort of community support goes back to providing direct services to our members.  Please contact LeeAnn Riloff, Director of Development, if you are interested in donating to LCH.

Our sincerest gratitude to the foundations that are currently supporting the LCH Mission: Barra Foundation , Cabot Kjellerup Foundation, CCRES, Chester County Commissioners, Chester County Community Foundation, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, Claneil Foundation, Connelly Foundation, Crystal Trust, Dansko Foundation, Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation, Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Independence Foundation, Kennett Run Charities, Legacy Foundation, Longwood Rotary Foundation, Marshall Reynolds Foundation, McLean Contributionship, Oxford Area Foundation, Patricia Kind Family Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia Foundation, and United Way of Southern Chester County.

Click here to view the supporters page in our most recent annual report.

LCH seeks to protect the privacy of our donors. For this reason, we guarantee that no personal information received through the donation process, whether it be conducted online, through personal communication, or through any other method, will be shared or sold with any other parties or organizations without the donor's explicit permission. Additionally, LCH will not use this information to send donors mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Half of our members live on a family income of less than $29,000 a year, and 85% of our families live on a family income of less than $49,000. LCH provides health and community services that families would not otherwise afford.

Help us change lives in southern Chester County

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In-Kind

LCH provides extra support to families in need through the generosity of in-kind donations.

In-Kind Donations

  • What does LCH accept?
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    What does LCH accept?

    Gift cards to local stores, new fitness equipment, new children’s books, and new children’s coats. We do not accept medical supply or equipment donations.

  • Will you take gently used items?
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    Will you take gently used items?

    For sanitation and capacity reasons, LCH can only accept new items for the specific drives we offer to our families.

  • Where else can I donate?
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    Where else can I donate?

    Local agencies would greatly appreciate your donation. Please visit:

    Mission Santa Maria Donation Center
    Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Located in the "Avondale Center" next to the Avondale Firehouse, around back on lower level
    29 Gap Newport Pike Avondale, PA 1931
    610.268.1515

    Goodwill Avondale, PA
    Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    571 Hepburn Rd, Avondale, PA 19311
    484.823.6260

    Project C.U.R.E. medical supply donation site
    West Grove, PA
    Contact: Kathy Hrenko
    610.345.0410
    www.projectcure.org

  • Is my donation tax deductible?
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    Is my donation tax deductible?

    You will receive a thank you letter nothing your donation, which can be used for tax purposes.

Gift Cards

Gift cards to local stores in values of $10 to $25 such as Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Giant are used to help support families across all of our services, whether they are in need of extra support to pay for their medications or in need of clothing, food or school supplies.

Small Fitness Equipment Items

New fitness equipment items, such as soccer balls, basketballs, hand weights and yoga mats to give to families that are participating in our wellness programs and initiatives.

Coat drive

Through LCH’s closet of caring, we distribute hundreds of new winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to children and adults in need.

Book drive

LCH offers new children’s books (ages 0 – 10) written in English and/or Spanish to all pediatric patients during their visit.

Support an in-kind donation today

610.444.7550 X 2006

Volunteer

Volunteering your time and talents helps your neighbors live healthier, more prosperous lives.

LCH offers volunteer opportunities in our Health Center, Social Assistance, and Education and Jobs services. The support of our volunteers allows LCH to spend more time providing direct services to those in need. No task is to small for volunteers. Every project helps us change lives.

Your Help Makes a Difference

We are so grateful for the hard work of the LCH volunteer team, and welcome you to join us in supporting our mission.

Getting Started

Scroll down to review the volunteer opportunities below and reach out to the coordinator with your name, best way to reach you, and availability.

Health Center Internships:

LCH partners with several universities including CAT Brandywine, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University to provide internships and other service learning opportunities for nursing, medical assistant and social services students. Contact your service learning office for more information.

Behavioral Health Internships:

LCH has training affiliations with several graduate and undergraduate programs.  We provide an Integrated model experience for those in a social work or counseling program. Contact Abner Santiago at asantiago@lchps.org or 610-444-7550 to learn more. Internships include:

  • Behavioral Health Integrated within Primary Care.
  • Case management through our Social Assistance Department.

“I feel like I am really making a difference.  And I have a better understanding of the needs in our community, and how I can help.”

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Outreach Ambassadors
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    Outreach Ambassadors

    Join the LCH outreach team to raise awareness about our services.  Volunteer ambassadors help to get the word out in the community, attend community events, and greet members in the reception area.  Schedule is flexible.  Contact: Amanda Blevins. 

    Community events include:

    • Oxford First Fridays (Year-Round)
    • Healthy Kids Day (April)
    • Cinco de Mayo (May)
    • Mushroom Festival (September)
    • LCH 5K (September)
    • LCH Amigos Dinner (November)
    • LCH Coat Drive (December)

     

  • Wellness Check Volunteers
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    Wellness Check Volunteers

    LCH partners with local businesses, community spaces, and farms to provide free on-site health screenings.  Volunteers will join a team of LCH staff and support the screenings either as a registration volunteer (Spanish required) or a medical volunteer (licence as a Medical Assistant or Registered Nurse required).  The Outreach Wellness Team goes to about two Wellness Checks per month, but the schedule varies throughout the year.  Contact: Amanda Blevins

  • Education Support Assistants
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    Education Support Assistants

    Provide support to teachers and students in our GED classes (in Spanish), citizenship classes, and other Education Programs. Contact: Norma Diego-Flores

LCH Changes Lives

  • I can see this community growing, and getting stronger as a result of LCH's efforts. I am proud to be a part of this community, and so thankful to have a resource like LCH close by for our families.

    Paola Rosas, LCH Board Member

  • Thanks to LCH, I have my life back. I found a job, and I was able to quit smoking.

    LCH Patient

  • I cannot say enough about LCH. Southern Chester county is a wonderful place to live because LCH strengthens our community.

    Community Member